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Customs officials arrest passenger with heroin worth Rs 60 crores

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The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of the Customs department on Saturday arrested a Zimbabwean woman for allegedly smuggling contraband worth Rs 60 crores at the international airport. The said contraband was concealed in the trolley bag, in an executive bag and two file folders.

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Speaking about the said operation, a Customs official said, “Continuing our drive against drug smugglers, AIU officers of Customs, intercepted one Zimbabwean lady passenger who had arrived from Harare on Saturday. She was found to be carrying 7006 grams of yellowish powder tested as “Heroin” and 1480 grams white crystal granules tested to contain a combination of “Heroin” and “Methamp”.

According to the agency officials, the arrested woman worked as a mule or carrier of consignment and had agreed to smuggle the contraband in lieu of money. “They work as carriers in lieu of money. These carriers are only informed by their supplier that they need to hand over the consignment to a person who would meet them outside the airport.

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The Customs is now probing about the supplier and receiver of drugs from the passenger.

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